This week’s Local Food Bites: the 2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit, Landscaping for Outdoor Living, Regina Seedy Saturday, Eating Year Round from the Sustainable Garden, and more! Second Saskatchewan Food Summit Feb 27 – 28, 2013 (TCU Place (Salons A & B), Saskatoon, SK) Building Sustainable Food Systems, Towards Policy and Action Sessions discussed barriers/challenges andContinue reading “Local Food Bites (February 26-March 10, 2013)”
This week’s Local Food Bites: Seed Seed Revolution, the 2nd Saskatchewan Food Summit, Landscaping for Outdoor Living, and Regina Seedy Saturday! Seed Seed Revolution: A sustainable gardener’s guide to growing the right seeeds Saturday, February 23, 10am-11pm (Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St) $35 (includes tax and snacks) As gardeners, taking back control of ourContinue reading “Local Food Bites (February 18-March 3, 2013)”
I’ve been enjoying amaranth as a cooked cereal for years. The tiny seeds are tasty, pack a complete high protein punch, and are fun to eat. (At our house, meals with amaranth somehow manage to inspire song and dance!) Plus, it’s been in cultivation for more than 8,000 years! So last spring, when we finallyContinue reading “Amaranth dreams fulfilled over breakfast”
Having had limited success starting onions and peppers from seed, I regrouped and got a good start on both this year. We rigged up some grow lights on a rickety old utility shelf in our otherwise dark and inhospitable basement, and I planted seeds early, putting in four varieties of onions and five varieties ofContinue reading “Back on the horse: growing onions & peppers from seed”
Listening to this truly inspiring human being speak about food, sustainability and humanity is a wonderful way to celebrate International Women’s Day!
The naked seeded pumpkin experiment continued this week with attempts at pumpkin gnocchi and seed saving (click here to read my last pumpkin post). We came across a recipe for pumpkin gnocchi in Amy Jo Ehman’s wonderful local eating resource Prairie Feast: A writer’s journey home for dinner, and since gnocchi is (in my experience)Continue reading “Further adventures with naked seeded pumpkin”
As a kid, my mom would scrape out the seeds from a pumpkin (usually a Jack O’Lantern) and bake and season them for a snack. As an adult I discovered the kind of pumpkin seeds you can buy in the store, and started adding them to all manner of things: on top of salads, inContinue reading “Naked-seeded pumpkin success…sort of”
It’s chilly outside today, as it should be in January in Saskatchewan. But I’ve got my mind on the warm days of summer, when my garden will be growing and I’ll be seeking shade and an ice cold lemonade. I’m already pouring over seed catalogues, dreaming about favourites from last year and new varieties toContinue reading “Snuggling up with my seed catalogues”